After beading for 10 years, I decided to try Precious Metal Silver Clay which, when fired, is .999 pure silver. The term clay is used because a binder is used to form minute particles of fine silver together enabling manipulation of the clay to form designs. When the binder burns off in the kiln, the product is once again pure silver.
My new designs are one of a kind and have been inspired by natural objects, fashion trends and of course, my customers' reactions. When I go on vacation, I bring back design ideas that are a part of me and my peaceful time away. I am honored to be a part of West Medford Open Studios for my 10th year. I have participated in WMOS, Arlington Open Studios, Mystic Art Gallery and various art shows in my community. My work is sold at specialty gift shops and galleries, as well as my website: www.designsinmindjewelry.com
People are always interested in how I make my jewelry, so I began teaching classes in October 2010. I offer introductory classes, intermediate classes and specialty classes like rings, working with natural objects, and setting stones. My students have delighted in their own creativity and the pieces they create in 2 half day workshops. You can see by their happy faces, how proud they are!
I am a Board member for CACHE, Coalition for Art, Culture and a Healthy Environment in Medford, and coordinate artists for all of our events throughout the year.